September 13, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Staying at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch

Staying at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch

The Lanzerac farm was established in Stellenbosch in 1692, making it one of the oldest and most historic wine farms in the country. It’s always been known for warm hospitality, excellent wine and beautiful scenery, but in 2017, a fire raged through the property, destroying much of the farm’s iconic hotel. Although tragic, the fire […]

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My Comprehensive Guide to Cape Town for Summer 2018

Not too long ago we were sitting around talking about how it felt like summer would never show it’s sunny face again and the next thing we know its the middle of September and summer is just a few weeks away. With warmer weather and longer days on the horizon, this little city is gearing up for […]

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September 10, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Great Gifts for Travellers

10 Great Gifts for Travellers

Around Christmas time last year I wrote a post listing of a few of my favourite gift ideas for travellers. But since any time is a good time to gift someone you love, and because you guys often ask, I thought I’d do an updated version with a couple of new items I’ve found which would […]

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September 6, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Southern California Road Trip: San Diego to San Francisco

Southern California Road Trip: San Diego to San Francisco

There’s no better way to travel. Road tripping gives you the opportunity to explore a destination at your own pace, stopping when you see something interesting or driving like the wind when your next stop is super exciting. You can get a real feel for a place from watching the landscape and the sky change. […]

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September 5, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Learning That Sleep Is The Most Important Form of Self Care

Learning That Sleep Is The Most Important Form of Self Care

When I was 16 years old and an exchange student in Germany, my friends and I used to use the phrase “sleep when you’re dead” all the time. We were young and allowed to drink beer and away from adult supervision for the first time. Who needs sleep when there are nightclubs that will let […]

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September 5, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Staying at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Staying at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

One of the most common questions I receive from people planning a visit to Cape Town is “can you do a safari near Cape Town or do we need to go to the Kruger?” and until now I haven’t really had a good answer. There are some amazing lodges on the Garden Route and further up […]

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September 2, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , , ,

Staying at The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal

Staying at The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal

Did you know there are almost 600 wineries in South Africa? I haven’t been to all of them of course, but you can’t say I’m not trying. I absolutely love heading into the winelands and exploring big and small wine farms around the Wester Cape. Although I love finding new farms to love, there are […]

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September 2, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Staying On Board the Jackie O Yacht in Cape Town

Staying On Board the Jackie O Yacht in Cape Town

Living in Cape Town means having access to hundreds of bucket-list experiences, which people travel far and wide to come see, right on your doorstep. But there are so many of the most exciting highlights that I’ve never even seen myself because well, that’s what locals tend to do. So having visitors come to stay […]

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August 7, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Ultimate Carry-On Packing Guide

My Ultimate Carry-On Packing Guide

I really respect people who can travel with just a carry-on, but I am not one of them! Even just a weekend up to see my folks involves checked-in luggage, hand luggage and a handbag. I’m not a light packer. And when it comes to long-haul travel, I’m even worse! I blame my heavy-handed packing […]

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July 31, 2018   /   by natalie   /   ,

Staying at the Ravenala Attitude in Mauritius

Staying at the Ravenala Attitude in Mauritius

To celebrate my 30th birthday, I wanted to go on a proper, unpack-your-suitcase, tropical island holiday.

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